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citify

[sit-i-fahy] /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), citified, citifying.
1.
to make into a city; urbanize.
2.
to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; city + -fy
Related forms
citification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for citify

citify

/ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to cause to conform to or adopt the customs, habits, or dress of city people
2.
to make urban
Derived Forms
citification, cityfication, noun
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Word Origin and History for citify
v.

1865, probably a back formation from citified. Related: Citifying.

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